Brief: Gay pride march shut down
Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 5, 2012 17:10
(AP) — Serbia’s police banned a gay pride march in Belgrade, citing security concerns but also complying with a request from Serbia’s Christian Orthodox church.
Police said they were banning the march because they feared a repeat of the violence in 2010, when right-wing groups attacked a gay pride event in Belgrade. That triggered day-long clashes with the police which left more than 100 people injured.
Last year’s gay pride march was also banned by authorities.